|The Boat - Joseph M. Schenck|
Buster's handmade boat, The Damfino, is finished and is, of course, too large to get through the basement door. When he drives off with it in tow, the side of his house, then the whole thing, collapses. At the harbor he rides the boat out only to have it sink beneath him. The rest is a series of adventures he and his family have with the restored boat. This funny short has some good subtile gags plus the usual slapstick and gadgets.
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton
Downloads: 19,771 (1 review)
|The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government - Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889|
Book from Project Gutenberg: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government
Downloads: 1,719 (2 reviews)
|Out West - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle|
"Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, arguably the greatest comedy team of their time, team up in a western comedy. Be warned, there is a scene in the middle that will offend some with its racist tone. This should not spoil the movie. The IMDb entry is at http://imdb.com/title/tt0009466/
Keywords: Fatty Arbuckle; Buster Keaton; Silent; Comedy; Western
Downloads: 10,655 (2 reviews)
|The Bell Boy - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle|
Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton team up as hotel bellhops. Some interesting props, including a horse-drawn elevator. Decent gags, culminating with a classic chase scene. The movie is not a classic, but it's typical Arbuckle and Keaton and a good illustration of the kind of comedy they did together. The IMDb entry is at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0008874/
Keywords: Arbuckle; Keaton; silent; comedy; slapstick
Downloads: 7,690 (2 reviews)
|The Martyrs of the Alamo - Cabanne|
First feature-length movie on the Alamo. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005719/
Keywords: Alamo; Cabanne
Downloads: 20,903 (2 reviews)
|This is the Army - Hal Wallis|
Dancer Jerry Jones (George Murphy) is wounded in World War I and finding his showbiz options limited becomes a producer. 25 years later, he puts on an all-soldier revue jampacked with Irving Berlin songs. Includes Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" and a brief appearance by boxing legend Joe Louis.
Keywords: Kate Smith, Ronald Reagan, Irving Berlin
Downloads: 16,251 (4 reviews)
Complete version (other version on archive.org is missing 1st 4 minutes) Union solders have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray, who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer. The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates. But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee, to reclaim The General, recross enemy lines, and warn the Confederates...
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Romance; War; Buster Keaton
Downloads: 29,546 (4 reviews)
Downloads: 23,055 (4 reviews)
|The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish|
From IMDB: Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink". In fact he's used to overcome every situation with drugs: consuming it to increase his energies or injecting it in his opponents to KO them. To help the police he discovers a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported with "Leaping Fishes", and the blackmail of a mysterious man who wants to marry the "fish blower" girl...
Keywords: Douglas Fairbanks; D.W. Griffith; Tod Browning
Downloads: 10,977 (3 reviews)
|The Butcher Boy|
The Butcher Boy Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton (1º movie!!!) IMDB: This Fatty Arbuckle short feature is a historical treasure in that it was the first film appearance of the great Buster Keaton, and it has some decent slapstick too. Runtime: 30 min Country: USA Language: English Color: Black and White (tinted) Sound Mix: Silent
Keywords: Buster Keaton, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Fatty Arbuckle, Fatty, Buster, Keaton
Downloads: 21,350 (5 reviews)
|The Iron Mask - Douglas Fairbanks|
A swashbuckling Alexandre Dumas adventure featuring Douglas Fairbanks. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
Keywords: adventure; romance
Downloads: 184,448 (6 reviews)
|Robin Hood - Douglas Fairbanks|
1922 (public domain) silent version of the classic, with Douglas Fairbanks, Alan Hale and many others. Visit the IMDB page for this movie.
Keywords: Fairbanks; Robin Hood
Downloads: 47,430 (6 reviews)
|Mud and Sand - Gilbert M. Anderson|
'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand.. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Stan Laurel
Downloads: 77,361 (6 reviews)
|Intolerance - D.W. Griffith|
Director D.W. Griffith's expensive, most ambitious silent film masterpiece Intolerance (1916) is one of the milestones and landmarks in cinematic history. Many reviewers and film historians consider it the greatest film of the silent era. The mammoth film was also subtitled: "A Sun-Play of the Ages" and "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages." Griffith was inspired to make this film after watching the revolutionary Italian silent film epic Cabiria (1914) by director Giovanni Pastrone...
Keywords: Silent; Drama; History; D.W. Griffith
Downloads: 86,388 (6 reviews)
|Royal Wedding - Arthur Freed|
Brother and sister dancing duo Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) travel to merry old England. There, against the backdrop of the impending wedding of royals, they go about the usual comedic pursuit of love. This film is probably most memorable for Astaire's dream sequence that has him dancing on the ceiling. The source is not of the best quality, with analog artifacts and blownout color...
Keywords: musical; comedy; dance
Downloads: 225,695 (8 reviews)
|Fire Over England - Erich Pommer, Alexander Korda|
16th century adventurer Michael Ingleby (Laurence Olivier)goes undercover as a dead traitor to foil a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth (Flora Robson). Vivien Leigh plays Cynthia, an absent-minded lady-in-waiting who makes the aging monarch jealous when she falls for the young Ingleby. Flora Robson .... Queen Elizabeth I of England Raymond Massey .... King Philip II of Spain Leslie Banks .... 'Robin', the Earl of Leicester Laurence Olivier ......
Keywords: Elizabeth I; Armada; 16th century England
Downloads: 41,761 (9 reviews)
|Steamboat Bill, Jr. - Joseph M. Schenck|
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is the story of a naive, college-educated dandy who must prove himself to his working-class father, a hot-headed riverboat captain, while courting the daughter of his father's rival, who threatens to put Steamboat Bill, Sr. and his paddle-wheeler out of business.
Keywords: Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton
Downloads: 41,613 (9 reviews)
|Yellowneck - R. John Hugh|
5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades, against snakes, disease and all the other and try to make it to Cuba.The scenes that take place during a storm were actually shot during a hurricane that visited Florida during the shooting schedule. Snakes used in the scenes came from a local tourist trap called Alligator Farm. Many of the exterior scenes were made in Altamonte Springs area...
Keywords: civil war; florida; swamps; jungle; snakes; escape
Downloads: 16,538 (6 reviews)
|Thief of Bagdad - Douglas Fairbanks|
Original (and therefore public domain) version of this classic. Does not contain any of the "additional" footage, interviews, new music or other embellishments added and copyrighted in the 1980s. Enjoy the acrobatic athleticism and Human-Generated (HG) effects of one of filmdom's greatest actors. IMDb 7.8/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015400/
Keywords: fairbanks; bagdad; flying carpet
Downloads: 38,905 (9 reviews)
|Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin) - Jacob Bliokh|
Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein's greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein's theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising.
Keywords: Silent; Drama; History; War
Downloads: 158,314 (11 reviews)
|The Frozen North|
IMDB.com: This satirical parody of William S. Hart's melodramatic films finds Buster in the frozen north
Keywords: Silent; Feature; Film; Black and White; Cinema
Downloads: 6,862 (9 reviews)
|Mark of Zorro - Douglas Fairbanks|
Mark of Zorro was the transition between Douglas Fairbanks' early career as a brash all-American hero and the lavish 1920s costume adventures.
Keywords: western, silent
Downloads: 74,614 (13 reviews)
|Mclintock - Andrew McLaglen, director|
This great comedy western stars John Wayne,Maureen O'Hara,Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers,Chill Wills, and Strother Marten. There is a hilarious mudhole fight scene at the end.
Keywords: John Wayne; comedy; western; pdmovies
Downloads: 168,318 (13 reviews)
"Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min.
Keywords: crime; drama; Frank Sinatra; Sterling Hayden; James Gleason; Nancy Gates; Kim Charney
Downloads: 334,235 (34 reviews)